Changing Lives in a Changing World: Young Lives Children Growing Up
- Date: 26 Jun 2012
- Author: Nikki van der Gaag with Kirrily Pells and Caroline Knowles
- Download the full text ( English, 4713 KB, PDF document )
In this newly published book, 24 Young Lives children give us a unique insight into how their lives are changing as they are growing up. They reveal what they think it means to be poor or rich, how they see their families, friends and communities, the importance of education, what is different between their generation and previous one, and their dreams for the future. Their stories are accompanied by themed boxes that give more detail on the context in which the children are living.
Changing Lives in a Changing World: Young Lives children growing up is the second book charting the lives and the aspirations of 24 of the Young Lives children. The first book, published in 2009, was called: “Nothing is impossible for me”: Stories from Young Lives Children.
The profiles show the children to be hard-working, resilient and adaptable. Much of what they say is very relevant to those making policy on poverty and development. We will continue to follow them as they go through school, grow into adults and face the challenges of marriage, parenthood, and earning a living in a constantly changing world.
You can view or download the complete book from the link at the top of this page. The 24 children's stories are also available as 24 separate print-friendly PDFs, listed by country and child's name.